Described by P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith as a ‘dynamite of deliciousness’, the mint julep is the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby and a taste of the Deep South. The punchy cocktail is traditionally served in a pewter tankard with plenty of ice.
Make a chilli syrup ahead of time by boiling sugar and adding chilli flakes.
Bash mint leaves to unleash the aroma and flavour, then layer over crushed ice in your tankard or glass.
Add ice cubes.
Pour over 25ml chilli syrup and 50ml bourbon, then stir to mix.
Pour over sparkling water, stir and enjoy!